Milla Jovovich shares her 'Horrific' Abortion Experience two years before!
Last Modified: May 15, 2019
Actress Milla Jovovich is speaking out against the restrictive abortion ban in Georgia in an Instagram post.
The mother of two daughters Ever, 11, and Dashiel, 4, wrote on her social media post,
“I don’t like to get political and I try to only do it if a really have to and this is one of those times. If someone doesn’t want to continue reading, you have been warned.
Our rights as women to obtain safe abortions by experienced doctors are again at stake. Last Tuesday, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed a draconian bill into law that outlaws all abortions after six weeks — before most women even realize they’re pregnant — including in cases of RAPE OR INCEST.”
She wrote the post hours before Georgia passed its bill,
“This makes Georgia the sixth state to pass such a restrictive six-week abortion ban, joining Ohio, Mississippi, Kentucky, Iowa, and North Dakota. These laws haven’t been passed yet, but lawmakers in these states are trying.
Abortion is hard enough for women on an emotional level without having to go through it in potentially unsafe and unsanitary conditions.”
Sharing a picture of herself in a hospital bed, she then went on to reveal her own experience,
“I myself went through an emergency abortion 2 years ago. I was 4 1/2 months pregnant and shooting on location in Eastern Europe. I went into preterm labor and told that I had to be awake for the whole procedure.
It was one of the most horrific experiences I have ever gone through. I still have nightmares about it. I was alone and helpless.”
Milla Jovovich who has been married to Resident Evil director Paul W.S. Anderson since 2009, then put thought into the women who have to face even worse conditions,
“When I think about the fact that women might have to face abortions in even worse conditions than I did because of new laws, my stomach turns.”
The 43-year-old actress also shared her depression and aftermath following the abortion,
“I spiraled into one of the worst depressions of my life and had to work extremely hard to find my way out. I took time off of my career. I isolated myself for months and had to keep a strong face for my two amazing kids.
I started gardening, eating healthier and going to the gym everyday because I didn’t want to jump into taking anti depressants unless I had tried every other alternative.
Thank God I was able to find my way out of that personal hell without turning to medication, but the memory of what I went through and what I lost will be with me till the day I die.”
Jovovich also gave her insight into abortion and women’s rights,
“Abortion is a nightmare at its best. No woman wants to go through that. But we have to fight to make sure our rights are preserved to obtain a safe one if we need to.
I never wanted to speak about this experience. But I cannot remain silent when so much is at stake. #prochoice #prochoicegeneration”
Milla Jovovich decided to speak out in response to the new abortion bill signed into law in Georgia, outlawing all abortions after six weeks. This makes Georgia the sixth state to pass abortion restriction after six weeks joining Ohio, Mississippi, Kentucky, Iowa, and North Dakota.